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Library plans used book sale

Thu., March 12, 2009

Friends of the North Spokane County Library will hold the semiannual Used Book Sale on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road.

Paperback books will sell for 50 cents and hardbacks for a $1.. CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs and books on tape will also be available.

Proceeds will be used for library activities such as Spokane Is Reading and the summer reading programs for children, teens and adults.

All patrons of the North Spokane County Library are welcome to join the Friends of the Library. The next meeting will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the North Spokane County Library.


Preservation group schedules gala

The Spokane Preservation Advocates is putting on its third annual gala and auction fundraising event at 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the Masonic Center downtown. The public is invited to attend and support the organization.

Proceeds specifically are being directed to the central sunburst light fixture in the Fox Theater, restoration of the Masonic Center and SPA’s heritage fund.

Tickets are $60 and are available by calling (509) 838-9168, or go online to

West Hills

Bloomsday training starts Saturday

Bloomsday Training Clinics will begin on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, and will be held each Saturday through April 25.

The clinics will begin each week with stretching, followed by training tips in the gym with a personal trainer and physical therapists. At 9 a.m., training begins with walking or running a mile and will increase a mile each week. Volunteers will provide water stations, first aid and crossing guards.

To register, call (509) 482-2356 or visit or

The training clinics are sponsored by Providence Holy Family Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Group Health Cooperative.


Concert benefits music center

Holy Names Music Center will host “Swing at the Bing” next Thursday. The annual scholarship benefit concert will be at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., and will begin with wine tasting at 6 p.m., with wines from Russell Creek Winery.

At 7 p.m., Howard Crosby will perform “The Great American Songbook” and will be joined by Gwen Lyons on the Celtic harp, along with Susan Windham and Diva Jazz.

For more information, call David Asplin at (509) 326-9516.


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